Movie News: Directors and Release Date Announced for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 05 January 2012

Movie News

Given the budget to box office ratio of the series, like it or not PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 was always an inevitability. It was only a matter of when the film would hit our screens.

Well, now we know that we've only got to wait a mere 10 months, with Paramount announcing an October release date has now been locked.

This extraordinary one year turn-around between movies seems to be the studio's go-to tactic, taking a leaf out of Lionsgate's book - their horror franchise SAW produced a new entry every halloween for a staggering seven years in a row. Whereas the rushed production in that instance could be pin-pointed as one of the main reasons those films suffered in quality, the same pressures don't seem to be affecting the PARANORMAL series so drastically, with each subsequent movie garnering healthy reviews and even healthier box office.

Sure, the screenplays can't take that long to whip up (INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT, Bed sheet moves. That's it.) but still, it's a credit to all involved that these movies manage to be half-way decent at all. Kudos must also go to the fact that the slowly unravelling, deceptively intricate mythology has clearly been mapped out from the start. Rather than made up as they went along. *cough* SAW *cough*

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 directors Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (whose previous "documentary" CATFISH landed them the gig) have now been hired to return, giving them at least a four month jump on last year's schedule. Given what the duo achieved with part 3, this can only be a good thing.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 opens October 19th 2012.

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0 #2 sophiea iqbal 2012-01-08 20:01
I liked the idea of this type of movie when i first saw the trailer for part 1, but not sure it can hold onto what it had in the beginning if it continues. This link might just break the chain if not done just so. I wasnt really into the last addition as mush as the first 2.
0 #1 Paul Mount 2012-01-06 08:36
No. Leave it. The last one wrapped the story up nicely, linking back to the events of the first movie and tying everything up. Where else is there to go? New characters, new family? Why?????????? Oh, hang on....easy bucks...silly me.

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